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Orkney & Shetland Guided Small Group Tour

Head North to discover the drama of Orkney & Shetland

Best Time To Go

11-Aug-2024 - Fully booked
08-Sep-2024 - Fully booked
29-Sep-2024 - Fully booked
20-Apr-2025 - Open for booking
04-May-2025 - Open for booking
11 May-2025 - Open for booking
01 Jun-2025 - Open for booking
22-Jun-2025 - Open for booking
10-Aug-2025 - Open for booking
07-Sep-2025 - Open for booking
14-Sep-2025 - Open for booking
28-Sep-2025 - Open for booking

Why not...

extend your trip and visit Scotland's West Coast?

Prices From

£2595

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Edinburgh

Finishes In

Glasgow
Guided
Guided

Head North to discover the drama of Orkney & Shetland

Orkney & Shetland Guided Small Group Tour

Best Time To Go

11-Aug-2024 - Fully booked
08-Sep-2024 - Fully booked
29-Sep-2024 - Fully booked
20-Apr-2025 - Open for booking
04-May-2025 - Open for booking
11 May-2025 - Open for booking
01 Jun-2025 - Open for booking
22-Jun-2025 - Open for booking
10-Aug-2025 - Open for booking
07-Sep-2025 - Open for booking
14-Sep-2025 - Open for booking
28-Sep-2025 - Open for booking

Why not...

extend your trip and visit Scotland's West Coast?

Prices From

£2595

No of Nights

6

Starts From

Edinburgh

Finishes In

Glasgow

Tour Scotland’s other worlds on a week-long journey of northern discovery, revealing millennia of history, fascinating culture & dramatic stories.

Escorted throughout by a knowledgeable tour leader, you’ll also spend time in the company of local experts, an inimitable way to get up close and personal with the Orkney & Shetland lifestyle. From Neolithic man through the Bronze Age to the Vikings, you’ll hear tales of mystery, battles and intrigue that have shaped these civilisations.

This week-long fully-escorted Orkney & Shetland tour is a new addition to the McKinlay Kidd programme, building on our extensive knowledge of the destinations. Make the most of your time on the islands on this carefully-curated itinerary accessible by flight from central Scotland.

With a maximum of 15 passengers per group, you can be sure of highly personal service from your knowledgeable tour leader on this exclusive McKinlay Kidd Orkney & Shetland small group tour. Early booking is strongly advised as places are strictly limited.

Do not hesitate to let us know if we can assist with tailor-made arrangements for you pre or post this scheduled tour.

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Day One – Arrival in Edinburgh

Day Two – Fly North to Prehistoric Scotland

Day Three – The Atlantic’s Last Stop

Day Four – Neolithic Mysteries 

Day Five – The Northern Edge of Scotland 

Day Six – Adventure Through the Heart of Shetland

Day Seven – Return to the Scottish Mainland

This Orkney & Shetland tour has been carefully designed to cover the highlights whilst also surprising with hidden gems and local knowledge.

Location

Fly from Edinburgh to Orkney then on to Shetland. Return flight to Glasgow.


Pricing

From £2595 per person sharing a twin or double room in April & 29th September, from £2695 in May, August & 8th September. Single occupancy supplement is £500.

2025 Departures – From £2695 per person sharing a twin or double room. Single occupancy supplement is £550.

Price includes:

  • Six nights in hand-picked three and four star hotels on a B&B basis.
  • Welcome dinner in Edinburgh. Dinner on both nights in Shetland. Includes one lunch.
  • Scheduled flights from Edinburgh to Orkney, from Orkney to Shetland and from Shetland to Glasgow, plus transfers as described.
  • Half day tour of South Ronaldsay and southern Orkney, including entry to the Italian Chapel.
  • Guided walking tour of Stromness.
  • Full day tour of Orkney’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe and Skara Brae, with entrance fees included.
  • Tour of Sheila Fleet Jewellery Workshop.
  • Half day tour of southern Shetland, including Jarlshof.
  • Full day tour of northern Shetland led by an expert guide.
  • The services of McKinlay Kidd’s tour leader, accompanying the group and providing expert guiding and assistance throughout.

Not included:

  • Meals other than those described above
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and tips

Please note the baggage allowance for the flights in this tour:

  • One checked bag of up to 20kg per person
  • One item of cabin baggage not exceeding 40cm x 35cm x 18cm, with a maximum weight of 6kg.

Any bags exceeding 20kg or any additional bags that have not been prepaid, will be charged at the airport.

All accommodation is carefully-selected and researched by us, predominantly featuring small, family-owned hotels – contact us for more detailed information. We will do our best to accommodate room preferences subject to availability at individual properties.

This tour will operate with a minimum of four and maximum of 15 passengers on each departure date.

Simply complete the form below to reserve your place(s). We will hold your place(s) for 48 hours to provide time for you to pay the deposit of 25% per person.


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We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.

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Departure Dates & Current Availability
Departure DateStarts FromNights£ per person (2 sharing)£ per person (single)
Sunday 11 Aug 2024Edinburgh6£ 2795 - Fully booked£ 3295 - Fully booked
Sunday 8 Sep 2024Edinburgh6£ 2795 - Fully booked£ 3295 - Fully booked
Sunday 29 Sep 2024Edinburgh6£ 2695 - Fully booked£ 3145 - Fully booked
Sunday 20 Apr 2025Edinburgh6£ 2695£ 3245
Sunday 4 May 2025Edinburgh6£ 2750£ 3300
Sunday 11 May 2025Edinburgh6£ 2750£ 3300
Sunday 1 Jun 2025Edinburgh6£ 2750£ 3300
Sunday 22 Jun 2025Edinburgh6£ 2750£ 3300
Sunday 10 Aug 2025Edinburgh6£ 2750£ 3300
Sunday 7 Sep 2025Edinburgh6£ 2750£ 3300
Sunday 14 Sep 2025Edinburgh6£ 2750£ 3300
Sunday 28 Sep 2025Edinburgh5£ 2695£ 3245

To reserve your place(s) on this tour, please call us or complete the form below, making sure to select your departure date from the dropdown menu and advise of any special requirements. We will hold your place(s) for 48 hours and contact you with details of how to confirm your booking by payment of the per person deposit.

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